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ree mi shuhn

  • n  an abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease)
    his cancer is in remission
  • n  a payment of money sent to a person in another place
  • n  (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
  • n  the act of absolving or remitting; formal redemption as pronounced by a priest in the sacrament of penance

  • The perfect remission was only temporaryas doctors well knew and Davis apparently never suspected.
  • My system is in remission now.
  • All the rest are still in remission including three who have been cancer free over five years.
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  • Julia Carson in CBS News
    My doctor discovered lung cancer,Carson said in a statement over the weekend. "It had gone into remission years before, but it was back with a terminal vengeance."
  • Nell McAndrew in
    McAndrew said: "I personally have been supporting Cancer Research UK for many years now. In that time, my dad, Ted, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and has since been told he's in remission, so I always take part in the Race for Life in...
  • Lance Armstrong in Los Angeles Times
    On Thursday, Armstrong, a cancer survivor, told Kimmage: "When I decided to come back for what I think is a noble reason you said, 'Folks, cancer's been in remission for four years but our cancer has now returned,' meaning me. I'm here to fight this...

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